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About Health and Human Services

The City of Somerville Health and Human Services Department is committed to the protection of the health of our community through our work in disease prevention, community engagement, and the promotion of healthy behaviors.

The Department regulates smoking in restaurants and bars and monitors the sale of tobacco products to youth.  The Department also prepares to respond to Bioterrorism disasters by coordinating with regional and local emergency preparedness efforts, assists in the control of communicable diseases through immunizations, surveillance, and works collaboratively with the Cambridge Health Alliance and Somerville School Department to develop and implement the Youth Risk Behavior Surveys for all 6-12 grade students.

Most recently, the Health and Human Services Department has taken the lead on addressing alcohol and drug prevention activities in particular to implementing the Mayor's Oxycontin Work Group and Suicide Prevention Work Group. Data from the local youth risk behavior survey show that both drugs and alcohol and risk of suicide ideation are above statewide levels.

Contact Information
Lucy Barrows
Administrative Assistant

Monday - Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Phone Number

50 Evergreen Ave.
Somerville, MA 02145
United States

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Programs & Initiatives

Human Services Division - Supportive Services
The Human Service Division provides a variety of supportive services to the Somerville Community to promote health and well-being.
Somerville Supervised Consumption Site
This report was produced by the People, Place & Health Collective, a research collaborative at the Brown University School of Public
The vaccine is being provided free of charge to all individuals, regardless of insurance or immigration status.
Keeping Cool in Hot Weather
Extreme heat can cause serious illness and can be life-threatening. Find out how to keep cool and safe this summer.
Winter Heating Fuel Assistance Program
Low-income households may be eligible to receive help with winter heating costs between November 1 and April 30.
Somerville Trauma Response Network (STRN)
STRN's team of trained community members are ready to respond to any traumas affecting City youth.
Rodent Control and Public Education
The City of Somerville is committed to rodent control and public education. Together, we can combat this fact of city life.

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